Friday, April 22, 2011

Essie Polishes

Essie hasn't been one of my favorite brands. That's not to say I don't like the Essie polishes I do have- I just haven't been inspired to try a lot of their polishes until now.

Marshmallow, Main Squeeze, Demure Vixen, Coat Azure, and Smokin' Hot.

This is 4 coats of Marshmallow.

Marshmallow is a white jelly polish.

Yes, this takes 4 careful coats but the results are so worth it!

It looks so squishy!

This is 3 coats of Main Squeeze.

Main Squeeze is a sheer grey polish with purple microglitter.

This would probably be better for layering.

Here you can see a bit of the microglitter.

This is 3 coats of Demure Vixen.

Demure Vixen is a soft sheer taupe-purple with purple shimmer.

I thought I would like this one more than I did.

It's a bit too soft for me.

This is 2 coats of Coat Azure. Though, I think it could have been 1 careful coat.

Coat Azure is a medium blue with light blue and silver shimmer.

I think I've fallen madly in love with this polish.

This polish is so lovely. It looks so buttery.

This is 2 coats of Smokin' Hot.

Smokin' Hot is a dark grey creme with purple undertones.

I really like this polish, too. I feel like it's one of those weird shades everyone should own.

It's also super slick and shiny.

What do you think about Essie polishes?

16 comments:

  1. Smokin Hot and Coat Azure are two polishes I NEEED!

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  2. I didn't like Coat Azrue for the longest time but now I think its gorgeous! Smokin Hot looks great on you.

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  3. I love Marshmallow by default :p

    I too thought I would like DV way better, but every time I put it on I feel like my hands look slightly sick. blah oh well. I love Coat Azure and Smoken Hot on you! Must find Coat Azure!

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  4. love all the colors! coat azure is def my fav.

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  5. I like Marshmallow and Coat Azure, but I'm really loving Smokin Hot.
    As for Essie polishes in general, they have a lot of pinks and reds and sheers, which isnt really my thing, BUT there are quite a few gems in the Essie brand, which are unique and beautiful colors. Those are the ones I latch on to. :D

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  6. I skipped SH at Ulta, now I wish I wouldn't have! Weak. Haha, it's cool! +You make Coat Azure look so nice:) I have a couple untried Essies I need to get to.

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  7. love all shades! which top coat were you using? they look so shiny!

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  8. I really like the Demure Vixen. Such a nice Rosey pink

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  9. I have been trying to get my hands on CA forever but I've been at school with *gasp* no beauty supply shops nearby (I go to school in the middle of nowhere). It's an absolutely stunning polish. I should have snatched it up the last time I was home. Maybe I'll go today and get it! Great post, I love all these colors!

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  10. oh woww!! demure vixen and coat azure looks amazingg!!! drool! i definitely want!!

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  11. God I love Marshmallow!! It's perfect!!
    KatXoXo

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  12. Coat Azure was my first Essie polish and I am in love with it, too! I recommend Essie's Mesmerize if you love blue polishes in general. It's a bright, rich cream (I think - I'm not an expert on the various types) that is wonderfully opaque. Great for summer! It reminds me of the sky in the Carolinas on a perfectly cloudless summer afternoon.

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  13. Nikki- Essie is sold at Walmart and most drug stores so I'm sure you could find it!

    Courtney- Yep, I have Mesmerize and it's a great color!

    Thanks everyone.

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  14. Beauty Addict- I'm not using top coat in these swatches.:)

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